What would it take for the Bills to trade for a top 5 pick? I don’t believe they will move up to #1 or #2, besides I wouldn’t want them to give up a first rounder next year. I have used a draft value chart from walterfootball.com to try to figure out what the Bills would need to give up to move there. Here are the values for those picks:
Here are the Bills’ current picks:
I will factor in trades concerning next year’s picks, but I have not included package deals that include two or more picks swapped on each side. This is just a general idea of what they would need to give up (besides the obvious #9 pick). For future picks I will assume that the Bills will pick at the same spot next year (hopefully I’m wrong, but that’s probably what their trade partner is assuming).
To move up to #3:
Points needed: 850
Picks to give up: 2nd rd (490), 3rd rd (225), 4th rd (76), 2015 4th rd (76)
To move up to #4:
Points needed: 450
Picks to give up: 3rd rd (225), 2015 3rd rd (225)
To move up to #5:
Points needed: 350
Picks to give up: 3rd rd (225), 4th rd (76), 5th rd (31.8), 2015 6th rd (23.8)
Of course they might be able to get away with giving up slightly less that the target number, but this is an approximation. It almost never works out perfectly (except the #4 pick scenario here). Thoughts?